Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business. On his podcast, Stephen discusses topics ranging from the history of science to the future of ...

Originally posted April 17, 2019. Luz Valoyes-Chávez from the University of Chile discusses her article, "On the making of a new mathematics teacher: Professional development, subjectivation, and resistance to change," published in Educaitonal Studies in Mathematics, Volume 100. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10649-018-9869-5…

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Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 [Part 2]
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Stephen Wolfram and team discuss the Wolfram Physics Project one year later by providing an update on the journey to finding the fundamental theory of physics. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp

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Wolfram Physics Project: A One-Year Celebration and Update Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 [Part 1]
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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [January 8, 2021]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Have you discussed the Wolfram Physics Project with any string theorists? - What is the possibility of building an unmanned space craft to 'hitch a ride' on a comet, to reach (and perhaps launch) th…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 18, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Any tips on how to make nice presentations? - Why are there so many concepts in math that are not realized in the physical world? - What cryptocurrencies are you a fan of? Do you think any of them wi…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 11, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Who are your favourite Science fiction authors? What are your favourite stories/movies? - Why do people have emotions and feelings? How do emotions and feelings work? Happiness, anger, etc. - In the…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [December 4, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Why do some people commonly refer the internet to the World Wide Web? Isn't The world wide web a bunch of networks or website on the internet? - Is there a philosopher who had developed a system wh…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 27, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Are instruction sets architectures important for simulating physical systems, and how they could change the way kids understand computers? - How much do you follow your instincts? How do you develop …

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 20, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Can you explain computational irreducibility like you're telling a 6 year old? - How different is nanotechnology manufacturing different from normal manufacturing? - What is the historical relationsh…

Anna Baccaglini-Frank from the University of Pisa discusses her article, "To tell a story, you need a protagonist: How dynamic interactive mediators can fulfill this role and foster explorative participation to mathematical discourse," published open access in Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 106. Anna's Professional Webpage Article URL: …

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 13, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Is there a physical principle that governs Moore's law? Why is there so much available computation? - If F=ma, and photons have a mass of 0, how can light sails work? Do photons have some properties of having mass? - A…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [November 6, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Why is that the sunspot cycle is important for shortwave radio? - What aspects of the origin of life would be interesting to investigate with current computing tools? - How does 3d printing work and…

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Wolfram Physics Project: Open Q&A Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
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Stephen Wolfram discusses the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for an open Q&A. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 30, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Where were you in the dot com bubble burst and your wisdom was needed? - What work did you do at Bell labs? Who did you meet? - Was it the need in telephone grid that drove the innovation of the tran…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 23, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: I was wondering about your thoughts on Claude Shannon, information entropy, and information theory in general. I believe this field is responsible for so much technology and progress around us, but d…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 16, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: For a math/science career, what is the most useful subject to study in school excluding math/science? What was your favorite non-science class(subject) in school? - Does a charged battery weigh more …

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 9, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Do protons decay? - Theoretically, If there was a ladder stretching from earth to a distant planet, say a light year away. Could you communicate with people there instantly by push and pulling, Morse…

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Wolfram Physics Project Update and Q&A (Jan. 19, 2021)
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Stephen Wolfram & Jonathan Gorard discuss updates to the project followed by a Q&A. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [October 2, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Do you think that neurons work more as a mechanical system or rather on quantum level? Is computational power done by the neural network or more by the microtubules? - It has been argued that the maj…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 25, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Hi Stephen, you have said that you doubt whether quantum computers will ever work. Why do I read so often that another quantum computer was built with so and so many qbits? - We know there are more t…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 18, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Can data be sent via light wirelessly? - How can there be different types of twilights and would you observe the same thing on Mars? - Why is the sky not black? - How do I become a scientist like you…

Jamaal Young from Texas A&M University discusses the article, "Mathematics dispositions and the mathematics learning outcomes of Black students: How are they related?" published in Investigations in Mathematics Learning. Co-authors: Cunningham, Ortiz, Frank, Hamilton & Mitchell. Jamaal's Professional Webpage Article URL: https://www.tandfonline.com…

Michael Weiss from the University of Michigan discusses his new book, Secondary Mathematics for Mathematicians and Educators: A View from Above, published by Routledge. Michael's professional webpage Routledge's webpage: https://www.routledge.com/Secondary-Mathematics-for-Mathematicians-and-Educators-A-View-from-Above/Weiss/p/book/9781138294677 Com…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 11, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: If humankind had evolved 12 fingers, and if we all used base 12 to count and do commerce, would this have made any difference to our scientific development? - Do you think you could convince Dana Sco…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [September 4, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: What's your opinion of the usability and programmability of current computers in comparison to the ones you have used ind your live? Do you have any wish regarding future computers? - How do you thin…

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Special Episode - Missing Letters Alphabet Book
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In a break from mathematics education research, Sam Otten talks with Zandra de Araujo about his new children's picture book, Missing Letters: An Alphabet Book, published by Olympia Publishers with illustrations by Leon Thomas. www.MissingLettersBook.com Missing Letter Activity Sheets for Teachers https://missingletters687298379.wordpress.com/lesson…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 28, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Is the number 0 a natural or an integer number? - How do you do calculus on round object like spheres or donuts? - If you could change how we measure time, would you and to what? - I've read that the…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 21, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Why does matter and anti-matter annihilate when they come together? What is the mechanism behind an electron and a positron to convert to energy when they meet? Saying that they are of opposite charg…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 14, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: What is dark matter? - Why is the Sun's corona hotter than its core? - Are white holes only theoretical or are they real? Is a black hole a sphere with condensed light and matter? or does all that li…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [August 7, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: What is the difference between fusion and fission? - What is the difference between regular helium, like those in balloons, and Helium-3? - Can you explain the physics of why ice is slippery? - Would…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 31, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: When will we run out of scientific innovations? Is there a limit to technology? - Is it possible to build a place without gravity? - Do you think there is anything between the known particles (and Pl…

Conrad Wolfram from Wolfram Research Europe discusses his new book, The Math(s) Fix:An Education Blueprint for the AI Age. https://www.wolfram-media.com/products/the-maths-fix.html https://www.computerbasedmath.org/ Conrad's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60OVlfAUPJg Sam's article on Photomath: https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathemati…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 24, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: How did Alan Turning crack the Enigma Code? - Can you explain Newton seconds law of motion? - How much of science is kept secret, either classified by the military or waiting for monetization inside …

Ken Frank from Michigan State University and Jihyun Kim from Lehigh University discuss their article, "From interpretation to instructional practice: A network study of early-career teachers' sensemaking in the era of accountability pressures and Common Core State Standards," published in the American Educational Research Journal, co-authors Sallou…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [July 10, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: How does one imagine a color they've never seen before? - Why does blue light prevent you from sleeping? - What advice would you give to learn real analysis? - What happens when you cry in space? - W…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 26, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: What actually happens with my computer when it crashes? - How come that the humidity inside the cloud is 100% and right next to it is practically zero? What is the answer to that? - What is your opin…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 19, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Why is the P=NP problem considered so difficult to solve? - How can they solve Fermat's Last Theorem? - How many hours do you spend reading everyday? - How do I learn something? - Do you prefer to re…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [June 11, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: Considering the Star Trek Universal Translator, what size samples of an unknown language would be needed to begin to understand it? - Is the best way to profit off mars exploration the selling of int…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 29, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: What is imaginary about imaginary numbers and what do they represent? - How can you split an atom and why is it difficult? - Is making an arc reactor (iron man) possible? - Beryllium experiment resul…

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Stephen Wolfram Q&A, For Kids (and others) [May 22, 2020]
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Stephen Wolfram answers general questions from his viewers about science and technology as part of an unscripted livestream series. Questions include: How far away are we from a new propulsion system that could take us to another galaxy? - What about a "railgun" in space that also launches rockets? - Micro nuclear explosions? - Does the sun emit EM…

Jennifer Ruef from the University of Oregon discusses her article "Why indigenous languages matter for mathematics education: a case study of Ichishkíin," published in Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 104. Co-authors: Jacob, Walker, Beavert. Article URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10649-020-09957-0 Jenny's Professional Web…

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Wolfram Physics Project: A Discussion about Physics Built by Alien Intelligences
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Stephen Wolfram discusses the new Wolfram Physics Project, this time specifically for what physics might look like built by aliens. See the full Wolfram Physics Project video playlist on YouTube: https://wolfr.am/youtube-wpp